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Modern Cabin GJ-9 in Bjergøy, Norway by Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor (designed using ArchiCAD and Atlantis)

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Article source: Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor

The Cabin is designed for adaption to multiple settings not taking any particular site into consideration, being a product for mass-production distribution.

The general idea is to establish a Cabin-concept that favours a nice landscape setting with the need of appreciating a wonderful view. Two volumes containing bedrooms and service-area are composed in order to obtain the living and dining room space as glazed pavilion in-between giving contact to the nature in all directions.

Modern Cabin GJ-9


  • Architects: Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor
  • Project: Modern Cabin GJ-9
  • Location: Bjergøy, Norway
  • Software used: Archicad for drawing  and Artlantis Studio for rendering


Skyscape Church in Vaaler, Norway by We Architecture

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Article source: We Architecture

The beautiful Vaalerchurch from 1805 burnt down in the spring of 2009. We have designed a new church as a symbolic landmark to succeed the old building. The new Vaaler church is placed further east from the placement of the old church, marking the historic axis with its tower. The new building is designed as a simple box where one corner is lifted up in order to point out the church room and the tower.

Skyscape Church

  • Architects: We Architecture
  • Project: Skyscape Church
  • Location: Vaaler, Norway
  • Assignment: Open competition
  • Type: Church
  • Client: Vaaler Municipality
  • Year: 2011
  • Team: Marc Jay, Julie Schmidt-Nielsen, Nora Fossum, KrystianDziopek, Karolina Kierner, Mette B. G. Steffensen, Kristian Hindsberg & Casper Berntsen


Arboretum in Gjøvik, Norway by Rintala Eggertsson Architects

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Article source: Rintala Eggertsson Architects

The Gjoevik Care Centre is an institution for juvenile asylum seekers.  The centre provides shelter and safety for immigrants under the age of 15 and helps those of them who are struggling with traumatic experiences from famine and conflicts around the world. Our assignment was to create a refuge for the children which also could serve as a place for meaningful activities in their daily lives.

Image Courtesy Pasi Aalto

  • Architects: Rintala Eggertsson Architects
  • Project: Arboretum
  • Location: Øverbyvegen 88-104, 2825 Gjøvik, Norway
  • Architect Team: Vibeke Jenssen, Kaori Watanabe, Sami Rintala and Dagur Eggertsson
  • Client: Public Construction and Property Management (Statsbygg), Tommy Pedersen
  • User: Gjøvik Care Centre
  • User representative: Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs (Bufetat), Anne-Beth Brekke, Geir Rune Nyhus and Kai Børresen
  • Curator: Public Art Norway (KORO), Mette Kvandal and Per Henrik Svalastog
  • Building team: Dagur Eggertsson, Julian Fors, Fabricio Ferreira Fernandes, Matthew Donnachie, Sölvi Magnússon, Kaori Watanabe and Vibeke Jenssen.
  • Software used: AutoCad and Sketchup



Elements in Røldal, Norway by WE architecture

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Article source: WE architecture

Elements is a Pilgrim Center located in a scenic mountain landscape in Western Norway.  Elements is a visitors’ center in close connection to the wooden church, “Røldalstavkirke”, from the 13th century.  RøldalStavkirke is one of the best preserved wooden churches in Norway and the church is the most frequent pilgrimage destination in the country. In order not to conflict with the church, the pilgrim center was fragmented into 4 boxes, stepping down into the landscape and given 4 completely different characters. The boxes are placed on the site so that they relate to the old church either by facing the latter or by creating outdoor space which is oriented towards it.


  • Architects: WE architecture
  • Project: Elements
  • Location: Røldal, Norway
  • Assignment: Open competition
  • Type: Pilgrim Centre
  • Client: Røldal Pilgrim Centre
  • Year: 2011
  • Team: Marc Jay, Julie Schmidt-Nielsen, Nora Fossum, Kristian Hindsberg, KrystianDziopek, Karolina Kierner, Mette B. G. Steffensen & Casper Berntsen


Røldal Pilgrim Centre in Norway by LETH & GORI (designed with Rhino, AutoCAD LT, and Photoshop)

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Article source: LETH & GORI

LETH & GORI’s competition entry for a Pilgrim Centre in Røldal creates a new building in close connection with the 13th century church. The Pilgrim Centre is a hub for experiencing Røldal’s unique history, nature and architecture. The Centre accommodates for pilgrims as well as spaces for the priest and church administration. The project encompasses semi covered urban spaces for events and activities connected to the Church and Pilgrim Centre.

Interior View

  • Architects: LETH & GORI
  • Name of Project: Røldal Pilgrim Centre
  • Location: Røldal, Norway
  • Team: Karsten Gori, Uffe Leth, Annelie Asam, Arnaud Grenie and Sebastian Andersen
  • Status: Competition entry
  • Programme: Pilgrim Centre, exhibition, café, administration and plaza
  • Floor area: 1.200m2
  • Year: 2011
  • Software used: We use AutoCAD LT for drawings, Rhino for 3D-modeling, Photoshop for renderings. And most importantly: Real [living] people for making scale models in cardboard and birch veneer.


Trollstigen national tourist routes project in Romsdalen, Norway by Reiulf Ramstad Architects

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Article source: Reiulf Ramstad Architects

Located on Norway’s west coast, Trollstigen is perched within a dramatic pass between the deep fjords that characterize the region. This panoramic site can only be visited and constructed in summer, due to severe winter weather. Despite—or perhaps because of—the inaccessible nature of the site, the project entails designing an entire visitor environment ranging from a mountain lodge with restaurant and gallery to flood barriers, water cascades, bridges, and paths to outdoor furniture and pavilions and platforms meant for viewing the scenery. All of these elements are moulded into the landscape so that the visitor’s experience of place seems even more intimate. The architectural intervention is respectfully delicate, and was conceived as a thin thread that guides visitors from one stunning overlook to another.

Images Courtesy Reiulf Ramstad Architects,

  • Architect: Reiulf Ramstad Architects – RRA
  • Name of Project: Trollstigen national tourist routes project
  • Location: Romsdalen – Geiranger Fjord, Norway
  • Client: The Norwegian public roads administration
  • Commision type: Invited Competition 1st prize in cooperation with Multiconsult 13.3 landscaping (2004)
  • Status: Under construction
  • Photographs: Reiulf Ramstad Architects,


Parkveien 5b-c in Oslo, Norway by KIMA Arkitektur as

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Article source: KIMA Arkitektur as

The developer’s business idea is based on urban and small, awkward sites, so called “space left over after planning” in central Oslo. This site consists of a narrow strip between two party walls. The block comprises nine flats, from 18 to 137 sq m. The plans are compact but well lit, from the front and rear facades and a central light well that penetrates the structure. Two flats have private roof gardens. The roof is also equipped with a communal garden.

Image Courtesy Finn Ståle Feldberg & Dag Alveng

  • ARCHITECTS: KIMA Arkitektur as
  • PROJECT: Parkveien 5b-c
  • LOCATION: Oslo, Norway
  • COMPLETED: 2011


Knarvik Community Church in Lindås, Norway by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Article source: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

The Church of Knarvik holds an important position as a cultural provider and a communicator for the Christian message and community, on holidays and during every day. The church will be central for a safe childhood environment and at the same time be a platform for cultural development, arts and music in the community.

Stort eksteri

  • Architects: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
  • Project: Knarvik Community Church (Knarvik Kyrkje)
  • Location: Knarvik, Lindås, Norway
  • Program: New Community Church with cultural facilities and administration
  • Client: Lindås Kyrkjelege Fellesråd; Lindås Church Council
  • Size: 2250m2
  • Commission type: 1st prize, Invited competition (2010)
  • Design time: 2010 – 2012
  • Year: 2012


Arctic Culture Center in Hammerfest, Norway by A-lab

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Article source: A-lab

At the top of Norway, Hammerfest presents itself as the world’s northernmost town and a natural centre of the region. In addition to the proximity to the North Cape, this establishes it as one of the most important tourist destinations in Northern Norway, with over 250.000 visitors each year. The project is a part of the bigger seafront development and is highly visible from both land and sea.

Image Courtesy Luis Fonse(a-lab)

  • Architects: A-lab
  • Project: Arctic Culture Center
  • Location: Hammerfest, Norway
  • Project team: Adnan Harambasic, Geir Haaversen, Odd Klev, Charlie Marsden, Katrine Holm, Luis Fonseca


University College Ostfold Halden in Halden, Norway by Reiulf Ramstad Architects (Designed using MicroStation)

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Article source: Reiulf Ramstad Architects

The key notion of the architectural strategy is the location’s natural features and the use of a limited material palette. The project is situated in an old “culturscape” and special attention is paid to integrate it into its surroundings. The design is based on simple geometrical prisms, lines and slabs composed into a complex lay-out of rooms and functions. Critical functions and lines of communication are emphasized and the building expresses a balance of functional efficiency and open perspectives.


Exterior View (Images Courtesy Reiulf Ramstad Architects)

  • Architect: Reiulf Ramstad Architects, Oslo Norway
  • Name of Project: University College Ostfold Halden
  • Location: Remmen in Halden, Norway
  • Program: University College
  • Client: Statsbygg, Norwegian Public Construction and Property Management
  • Photographs: Reiulf Ramstad Architects, Oslo Norway, Kim Müller, Norway
  • Software used: MicroStation


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